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Success Stories

SBDC assists small business in accessing over 100,000 dollars in capital.

The Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has assisted another small business with accessing capital from RBC, Venture Capital and the small business grant provided by the Government. Shiver, a loca...

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Success Stories

From passion to profitability, how these SBDC clients used their stories to secure funding

A young man who broke his mother’s television set and learned to fix it on the spot, a woman who helped a former prisoner get his first business started, and a man who dove for his first lobster at 12 as his father looke...

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News & Events

Tech entrepreneur secures funding through SBDC

Accessing capital was next to impossible in the past for entrepreneur James Woodside, who recently received $112,500 in investment loans from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) thanks to the assistance of the Access Accelera...

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News & Events

RBC funds six entrepreneurs so far via SBDC partnership

RBC Royal Bank (RBC) has already funded six clients through its partnership with the Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC), according to an RBC press statement. RBC recently hosted a “Pitch Night”,...

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News & Events

SBDC graduates 18 from Over-The-Hill program

The Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) held its first graduation for the program’s Over-The-Hill component. At the ceremony, 18 graduates received certificates of completion and grant checks for...

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SBDC reaches $1 million in disbursements to small businesses

The Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has facilitated the disbursement of over $1 million to Bahamian micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and is on target to provide an additional...

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News & Events

Govt to award grants to 18 Over-the-Hill entrepreneurs via SBDC

The government will award $45,000 worth of grants to 18 entrepreneurs who went through the Small Business Development Centre’s branch office set up for Over-the-Hill residents, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yeste...

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News & Events

Exuma School Gains $163k Via Small Business Centre

Exuma’s second private school has obtained $163,000 in financing through the Small Business Development Centre’s (SBDC) Access Accelerator initiative. Exuma Christian Academy (ECA, which was founded in 2018 by educator a...

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News & Events

SBDC: 13 entrepreneurs funded, 752 clients advised so far

The Small Business Development Centre (SBDC)/Access Accelerator has put $786,000 into the hands of 13 entrepreneurs and has advised 752 clients across The Bahamas. According to an SBDC press release, entrepreneur Don Bro...

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News & Events

$160k funding sends shiver up the spine

A Bahamian sorbet and ice cream brand has accessed more than $160,000 in financing with help from the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC). Melissa Darville and Elvis Percentie, founders and chief executives of Shive...